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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shot-packed metallic cylinder used as ammunition in a firearm; a canister.
  • n. The shot in such a cylinder.
  • n. A shrapnel shell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A collection of small projectiles enclosed in a case or canister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collection of small projectiles, such as musket-balls, grapeshot, etc., put in cases, to be discharged from cannon. Also called canister-shot.
  • n. In a more modern sense, a shrapnel-shell, that is, a spherical iron case inclosing powder and a number of bullets and exploded by a fuse. Also called case.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

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